Margao, Goa: FC Goa manager Zico alleged that there was a half-time altercation between senior player Robert Pires and Kolkata coach Antonio Lopes Habas in their 2-1 loss on Thursday. Atletico de Kolkata came from behind to beat FC Goa in their backyard to keep their unbeaten streak going.
"One of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team. Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful," said a "concerned" Zico.
Zico admitted that he hadn't seen the incident himself but felt that a player like Pires wouldn't lie about an incident like that.